To the Editor:
In the Oct. 22 issue, Steve Smith wrote that trucks "should follow the truck speed limits and lane restrictions. That is stronger than fuel prices. That would make buyers of those 'industrial vehicles' realize that their fuel consumption must be warranted by the intended use" ("Trucks should be treated as trucks," Letters).
I take great exception to such moral grandstanding.
If I want to drive something huge with terrible mileage, that is my right and privilege. I do not have to justify my buying decision to anybody. After all, it's my money.
This attitude of "punish the other guy" is warrantless. We must not adopt the attitude that our views or choices are right for everybody else.
As long as I'm an American, I'll drive whatever I want and let everybody else do the same.